Synopses & Reviews
This book discusses important reactions not usually covered in introductory courses, including pericyclic reactions, formation and reactions of carbenes, migrations to electron-deficient centers, and rearrangements of carbanions and free radicals. It covers symmetry conservation rules and linear free energy relationships.
The text is written in an easily understandable, conversational style and at a level suitable for graduate students or undergraduates who have taken a year-long course in organic chemistry. FEATURES:
- Strong coverage of heterocyclic chemistry a vitally important subject not traditionally covered in introductory courses.
- Includes many exercises with a wide range of difficulty some of which will challenge, and delight, the most talented students.
- Clear explanations of the thought processes involved in proposing mechanisms for complex reactions.
- New chapter on Organophosphorus and Organosulphur Chemistry.
- New chapter on Photochemistry.
This text discusses important organic reactions and mechanisms not usually covered in depth in Introductory Organic Chemistry courses. Rather than reviewing topics discussed in introductory courses or attempting to cover all aspects of Organic Chemistry, Miller methodically guides readers through more advanced topics to pique and retain interest and make essential principles and practices accessible to all. Topics covered include Heterocyclic Chemistry, reactions of organic molecules and their mechanisms, Organophosphorus and Organosulfur Chemistry, and more. Ideal for all chemists and other professionals who already have a background in Organic Chemistry, Physical Organic Chemistry, Stereochemistry, or Spectroscopy, etc., and who need additional knowledge about organic reactions.
Table of Contents
2. Electrocyclic Reactions.
3. Cycloaddition and Cycloreversion Reactions.
4. Sigmatropic Reactions.
5. Linear Free-Energy Relationships.
6. Migrations to Electron-Deficient Centers.
7. Neighboring Group Effects and “Nonclassical” Cations.
8. Rearrangements of Carbanions and Free Radicals.
9. Carbenes, Carbenoids, and Nitrenes.
11. Six-Membered Heterocyclic Rings.
12. Five-Membered Heterocyclic Rings
13. Organophosphorus and Organosulfur Chemistry.